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    Sunday School & Nursery Update for Summer

    by Susan Ward

    Please note that beginning today and for the duration of the summer, we will not have formal Sunday School classes. All children are welcome to stay in worship. Be sure to pick up an age-appropriate bulletin and activity sheet to make it easier for our youngest church family members to stay engaged. We realize that […]

    An Update on the Sanctuary and Chapel Roofs

    by Gary Ingram

    Dear Friends, As mentioned in previous communication to the congregation, inspection of the Sanctuary and Chapel roofs last Fall confirmed that both roofs have reached the end of their lives and need to be replaced. Our Sanctuary roof dates back to1869! The original roof was torn off in a severe storm that some said was […]

    Fall Block Party Planning Team Being Formed

    by Gary Ingram

    Though the summer has not quite arrived we are already beginning plans for a fresh and festive kick off of the new school year next September. Do you have ideas or energy to help plan our Fall Block Party Celebration which will be happening on Sunday, September 16? We’d love to hear from you.  Contact Allison […]

    Video from Homeless Solutions

    by Gary Ingram

    Homeless Solutions, one of our mission partners, shared their new video with us:  A Journey Home We are excited to share our latest Homeless Solutions video with you. Hear from Megan and Rebecca. Single mothers who share their difficult journey from being homeless to having a place to call home for their families. We […]

    Opportunities to Serve…

    by Gary Ingram

    God’s Co-op Pantry Do you live close to Bernardsville? Would you be willing to help out twice a month in picking up baked goods from a local store and repackaging them prior to the Sunday evening pantry hours? This would be a perfect family project! Please contact Maureen Paterson for more information. Homeless Solutions Dinner […]

    Sanctuary Front Window Restoration Proceeding

    by Gary Ingram

    Now that spring has arrived, the Trustees are moving ahead with the restoration of the front Sanctuary window. A contractor recommended by our Historic Architects, Connelly and Hickey, expects to begin the project by the end of this week. The process will include remov-ing the window for restoration and temporarily closing the opening with plywood. […]

    Young Adult Scholarships Available, Applications Due May 25, 2018

    by Gary Ingram

    Each year, the Youth and Young Adult Ministry Council offers scholarships for college juniors, seniors or graduate students. The scholarships are granted to aid education at an accredited college, university or seminary for individuals dedicated to working in “helping professions” such as the pastorate, psychology, psychiatry, medicine, nursing, law and social work. Church members and Somerset Hills residents are […]

    Introducing Our New Search Committee for CFM Director

    by Gary Ingram

    Personnel Council is grateful to seven church members for accepting the call to serve on the search committee for the position of Director of Ministry to Children and Their Families. The Committee is co-chaired by Kate Balboni and Dan Bliss. Other committee members are: Jen Asay, Patty Haines, Dan Healy, Bill Prins, and Joy Schmitt. […]

    Lenten Mission Offering and Food Drive

    by Gary Ingram

    This year we are supporting two of our local mission partners throughout the Lenten season. Safe and Sound (formerly Women’s Resource Center) We will collect financial donations to support the Safe House Resident’s Fund which is used for emergency needs for residents. Safe and Sound continues to operate a women’s shelter in a property which […]

    Children and Family Ministry Search Committee

    by Karen Johnson

    Now that we have Susan Ward, our talented Interim Director of Ministry to Children and their Families, it is time to organize a Search Committee for the permanent position. We are looking for willing volunteers—workers and dreamers with an interest in helping BRPC find an energetic, creative and faithful leader for the next chapter in […]